NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 27, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House aide John Ehrlichman appears before Senate Watergate committee Much questioning concerns March 21. Former White House cnsl. John Dean claims he told President everything about Watergate cover-up on that date, but Ehrlichman says he met with President after Dean, and President gave no indication he knew full Watergate story.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Capitol Hill) [Senator Edward GURNEY - asks if President ever told those present at following mtgs. that Dean told him about Watergate matter.] [EHRLICHMAN - states President' reaction after alleged meeting with Dean wasn't one of full knowledge about Watergate. Perhaps M.R. Haldeman knew something about Dean telling President Watergate story.] [GURNEY - questions if Haldeman ever told Ehrlichman about conversations during mtgs. with President, Dean, and Haldeman.] [EHRLICHMAN - states Haldeman said Dean's testimony untrue. Either President knew nothing about White House involvement in Watergate or President involved in setting snares along Watergate trail, according to Ehrlichman. President didn't mention any subject to Ehrlichman that would have caused Ehrlichman to believe Dean confided whole Watergate story to President] [GURNEY - states President getting information from everyone.) [EHRLICHMAN - says President could have been getting as many reports as possible before making move on Watergate.] [GURNEY - asks if President ever asked Ehrlichman about Watergate.] [EHRLICHMAN - discloses President called him late in the game to turn over Dean's responsibility of gathering Watergate information to him (Ehrlichman).]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(S)Ehrlichman says persons in Nixon reelection campaign responsible for fake letter hurting Senator Edmund Muskie in New Hampshire primary last year Ehrlichman states political spy worked for Muskie as chauffeur and photographed some of Muskie's mail for Nixon reelection committee Ehrlichman believes investigation of political candidate's personal habits is proper. Ehrlichman returns to Senate Watergate committee Monday
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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